One of the good news is that OCD is treatable. There are many treatments that are effective and people with OCD can overcome their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.
Ø Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment. In this people work hard to challenge their thoughts and change the behaviors that follow. In this, there is a specific kind of CBT that is exposure and response prevention or ERP which helps a lot in delaying or resisting the ritual compulsion and helps us in coping with anxiety in a different manner.
Ø Moreover, medication such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors helps people to overcome their obsessive and compulsive behaviors.
A combination of ERP and medication is the best treatment for most people. As in this both the therapy and medication play a role in overcoming how to get through the anxiety.